International Womens Day, 2012

International Womens Day is being celebrated today, 8 March, 2012! This is the perfect day (particularly with the weather being inclement) to curl up and start reading some great fiction by Australia women writers. Its also a great opportunity to participate in The Australian women writers 2012 challenge, by reading and reviewing books written by Australian women. This challenge is running throughout the National Year of Reading, from 1st January-31 December 2012. Whatever you read whether it's romance, fantasy, crime, biographies, non-fiction all of these, you're invited to participate.

To get you started, here is a list of recently published contemporary Australian women writers.

Belinda Alexandra

Diane Armstrong

Larissa Behrendt

Jesse Blackadder

Dianne Blacklock

Geraldine Brooks

Jaye Forde

Nikki Gemmell

Kerry Greenwood

Kate Grenville

Lisa Heidke

Katherine Howell

Wendy James

Maggie Joel

Fleur McDonald

Nicola Moriarty

Judy Nunn

Fiona Palmer

Bronwyn Parry

Lisa Walker

This list is by no means exhaustive, so why not tell us some of your favourite Australian women writers?